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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 06-130

National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform

Exhibition Records, 1960-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1960-2004
Quantity: 1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Collection: Accession 06-130
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Jr., Curator, and documents the planning for and creation of the exhibition "Vote: The Machinery of Democracy" at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, which opened in July 2004, traced the evolution of voting techniques and suffrage issues in America over the past two centuries. Materials include Bird's correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposal, script, design drawings, and floor plans; budget summaries; object lists; loan information; press releases; election memorabilia; and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Jr., Curator, and documents the planning for and creation of the exhibition Vote: The Machinery of Democracy at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, which opened in July 2004, traced the evolution of voting techniques and suffrage issues in America over the past two centuries. Materials include Bird's correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposal, script, design drawings, and floor plans; budget summaries; object lists; loan information; press releases; election memorabilia; and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 3/13/2006 memorandum, Johnstone to Bird; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-130, National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Vote: The Machinery of Democracy

William L. Bird, Jr.: Correspondence, 1997-2001

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William L. Bird, Jr.: Correspondence, 2002-2004

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Exhibition Proposal, 2002-2003

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Exhibition Design and Floor Plans, 2003-2004

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Script, 2003-2004

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Exhibition Objects, c. 2002

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Voting Experience Redesign: Process Documentation

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Digital Images of Voting Machine Ephemera Owned by John Olsen (includes electronic records)

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Official Sample Ballot: Palm Beach, Florida, 2000

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Photo Report: Portable IBM Type Card Punching System

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Loans, 2001-2003

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Computer Science Contacts

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Shouptronic 1242 Electric Voting Machine, 1987, 2003

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Roy G. Saltman, 2003

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History of Voting Machines

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Statistical Analysis of 2000 Presidential Election, 2001

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Exhibition Publication

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Press Releases, 2002-2004

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Photographs: Chads, 2000

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Photographs: Voting Machine, 2002

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Photographs: William L. Bird, Jr., 2002

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Election Memorabilia, 1960-1983

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Draft Schedule and Budget, 2002-2004

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Object Labels, 2003

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Exhibition Website, 2004

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Box 2

Exhibition Design Drawings, c. 2002-2004

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